Not long ago we shared our list of the best restaurants for corporate entertaining in San Diego and have hopefully sent San Diego newbies down the right path when it comes to finding a restaurant that suits their business needs. Not to leave our neighbors to the north high and dry, we decided to share our list of the best restaurants for corporate entertaining in Los Angeles. Understandably, there are quite a few more high end and incredibly impressive venues in famous LA, but they’ve got all those celebrities demanding the finest at all times. Next time you really want to make an impression, check out this list and remember to make your reservations well ahead of time. You never know who you’ll end up seated next to in Los Angeles!
The Beachside Restaurant and Bar is tucked inside the Jamaica Bay Inn, and is the perfect location for out of town business clients. Located in close proximity to LAX, this exquisite hotel offers a 933-square-foot meeting room which accommodates up to 60 individuals and has a boardroom available for smaller corporate events. The restaurant is equipped with large windows offering beautiful views of Marina Del Rey and provides innovative and locally sourced American dishes. Plus, its close location to the airport means you can squeeze in a meeting anytime and not worry about your colleagues missing their flights.
Café Pinot provides an incomparable view for guests on its garden terrace. Voted as LA’s “best outdoor dining,” the restaurant is accented with windows lined from the floor to the ceiling, surrounding it’s diners within its beautiful garden ambience. The menu is adorned with dishes inspired by local farmer’s markets providing an enticing array of healthful meal options. Events are common here, so the staff really knows how to take care of a picky group of professionals.
Ago is the place to be if you are looking to make a big impression on a client. An upscale Italian restaurant created by chef Agostino Sciandri and partnered by Robert De Niro is well known among the stars. Inspired by Tuscan dishes, the restaurant is embellished with grapevines and archways with a true authentic Italian flare. Olive trees tower outside of the building giving guests the gift of Italy as they step through the doorway. Culinary favorites include Spaghetti allo Scoglio, Ravioli di Magro con Funghi, and Veal Milanese.
The Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air is the place to eat when your colleague is “too busy” for a traditional business dinner or when you want a more casual option for a quick lunch talk. The restaurant offers a “60-minute Power Lunch” designed for those that are on limited time during their lunch hour. For a nominal price of just $39 per person, guests may choose from a predetermined list of menu options. Choices for starters are Field Green & Herb Salad, Wild Mushroom Soup or Hearts of Romaine. Entrée options include Pan Seared Local Sea Bass, Grilled Jidori Chicken Breast, or Hand Cut Tagliatelle.
Vertical Wine Bistro offers the option to settle a business deal by winding down at the end of the day with a cocktail hour. With a variety of over 300 bottles of wine from around the world, 70 of which are available by the glass. With a wine and bistro happy hour every Tuesday through Saturday and all day Sunday, the menu offers a tasty appetizer selection with happy prices.